VOLUNTEERS have been getting out and about in a bid to rid the Swadlincote streets of rubbish.
Members of The Rotary Club of Swadlincote have taken to areas of the town not reached by the council during the day as part of a litter picking quest.
They managed to collected 25 bags worth of rubbish in two-and-a-half hours, with items including syringes, bags and even nappies.
Pat Murray, vice president of the Rotary of Swadlincote, said: “It was Litter Pick Week this week so we decided to go down and clean up Swadincote.
“We started at B&M and went round all the back of the stores and the car parks where the council do not reach.
“We managed to collect 25 bags in two-and-a-half hours.
We had all sorts of rubbish. Bags that have been thrown into bushes – people seem to take all their shopping out of the bags and just throw them away.
“We also found loads of drinking cans, nappies and syringes. Quite an array of items
“We cannot believe there was that amount of rubbish.
“We will definitely be doing this again but will leave it a couple of months for the mess to build up again.
“We clean the places that the council doesn’t. The high street was very clean.”